Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) develops and implements wildlife, fish and forestry improvement activities and regulates hunting, fishing and gathering on the reservation. It also provides many other services, including conservation enforcement, environmental protection, natural resource permits, historical preservation and tribal enrollment.
Commissioner of Natural Resources
DNR Enforcement Program
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
The Mille Lacs Band provides Band members with licenses to hunt and fish on tribally-owned land or off the reservation. Issuers can also assist people with other natural resource issues.
Environmental Programs operates, administers and coordinates activities associated with the Environmental Protection Agency and Band funded programs. In addition, inspections of NPDES (stormwater) and Underground Storage Tanks are conducted to ensure environmental resource protection. Environmental Programs includes an air program, ground/surface water program, a water quality lab and a Brownfield Response Program.
Real Estate Services
Real Estate services are provided to Band members who have questions about land leases, purchases, or other real estate activities
Tribal Historical Preservation Office
This program works to preserve archaeological sites and repatriate artifacts.
The tribal government’s archives department collects and preserves written materials for the Band and makes them available to researchers and other interested people.
The Wildland Program is responsible for maintaining and enhancing wildlands and for preventing and fighting wildfires.
Wildland Fire Fighter DI
Wildland Fire Fighter DIII
Land Maintenance Technician DI
Land Maintenance Technician DII
Wallace St. John
Land Maintenance Technician DIII
Wildland Technician DIII